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Mission District Young Musicians Program (MDYMP) Coordinator / San Francisco Community Music Center

  • San Francisco, California
  • TypePaid
  • TermFull time
  • CategoryAdministration
  • Post DateFeb 28, 2018

Community Music Center seeks a coordinator for our Mission District Young Musicians Program Coordinator (MDYMP). MDYMP is a tuition-free program offering comprehensive music education with a focus on Latin music. The Coordinator oversees and manages day to day aspects of the MDYMP program including focusing and defining program goals and evaluation processes on an ongoing basis with Program Director and Faculty Team. The Coordinator will coordinate student recruitment, auditioning and placing students in classes, supporting and coordinating work of the MDYMP faculty team and MDYMP student leaders, engaging parents, and coordinating student performances. The ideal candidate will be a musician and music educator who is passionate about music education and embraces creativity in program administration. The MDYMP Coordinator must be fully Spanish/English bilingual (written and oral communication). Position starts August 2018 with training opportunities in April and May 2018.

Mission District Young Musicians Program at Community Music Center (CMC)

The award winning Mission District Young Musicians Program (MDYMP), founded in 2007, offers a comprehensive music education with a focus on Latin music. This tuition free program primarily serves Latino youth from the Mission District who are nominated by their public school music teachers and community organizations. The curriculum focuses on music of Latin America and is taught by bilingual (Spanish/English) instructors. Group classes take place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCLLA) each Saturday and private lessons can take place at either CMC branch. Students perform several times each year at CMC, MCCLA and off-site locations. Each year MDYMP organizes a special intergenerational production that offers a special creative opportunity for students, collaborating with other CMC and/or community based students. A Student Leadership Program gives students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and give back to the community.

Public school teachers and Mission District community organizations nominate students who audition each spring for the following academic year. If accepted, students are eligible for a full scholarship that provides students with weekly free private instrumental lessons, theory, and ensemble classes. The MDYMP program focuses on serving middle and high school students from low-income San Francisco households.

The MDYMP group class team consists of a Coordinator, four (4) Teachers, and one (1) paid Teacher Assistant. The MDYMP team is supervised and supported by the Program Director.

MDYMP Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages day to day aspects of the MDYMP program including focusing and defining program goals on an ongoing basis with Program Director and Faculty Team.
  • Manages the creation of a program curriculum with MDYMP faculty and organizes evaluation process with multiple stakeholders outcomes.
  • In consultation with the rest of the teachers and Program Director, designs, plans and coordinates performances and special projects to ensure their success as a learning experience for the students and as an opportunity to visibly demonstrate learning.
  • In consultation with the CMC’s Program Director and ED, recruits faculty, guests teachers and guest artists.
  • Coordinates teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers involved in the group class, organizing meetings, gathering payroll information, arranging for substitute teachers as needed.
  • Communicates with CMC private lesson instructors to follow up on MDYMP student attendance, share curriculum and address other topics as needed.
  • Supported by CMC’s Program Director and MDYMP faculty, recruits students and coordinates auditions.
  • Engages parents and families bilingually through the audition process and beginning year parent/student orientation and throughout the year as needed by email, text and phone to support program goals.
  • Coordinates MDYMP spring juries.
  • Coordinates MDYMP participation in YMP Student Leader Program including cultivating potential student leaders, coordinating meetings and student leader activities.
  • Support students as needed including with letters of reference and documentation of their work.
  • Communicates regularly with Program Director to provide updates on MDYMP program.
  • Interfaces with CMC registrars to update MDYMP student roster; creates attendance lists for Saturday classes and takes attendance.
  • Submits payroll information for all MDYMP faculty bi-weekly.

Location, Day and Time

MDYMP group classes take place at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Saturdays 10:00 am – 12noon during the school year. It is important that the MDYMP Coordinator be on site on Saturdays.


The Mission District Young Musicians Program Coordinator is paid hourly up to a maximum of 22 hours per month for 11 months of the year (July is off).

Applicants for this position are welcome to apply for the MDYMP Vocal Coach Faculty position.


  • Spanish/English Bilingual
  • Detail oriented with exceptional organizational skills
  • Background in music education and/or music performance preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Works well independently and with others
  • Knowledge of music writing software (Finale) desirable
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications Microsoft office and Google apps suite.

Application Process

Email a resume and cover letter to: Please include “CMC Mission District Young Musicians Program Coordinator” in the subject of your email. Only those being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. CMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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